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DC BASICS – of the Associate C.E.T. BASIC ELECTRONICS CERTIFICATION COMPETENCIES (As suggested for segmenting the Associate CET Competencies into BASIC areas: DC; AC; Analog; Digital; and Comprehensive)
1.0 Basic Electrical Theory
1.1 Describe the causes and effects of static electricity
1.2 Describe atomic structure, the components of the atom, their charges and importance to electronics technology
1.3 Explain electronic physics terminology of work and energy
1.4 Explain the different forms of energy and their applications
2.1 Explain basic electrical and magnetic properties
2.2 Describe the properties of magnetic materials 2.3 Explain magnetic fields and lines of force
2.4 Explain magnetomotive force
3.0 Basic Electrical Safety 3.1 Safe practices and standards
3.1.1 Describe personal safety precautions for working with electric and electronic devices
3.2 Electrical shock
3.2.1 Describe the human physiological reactions electrical shock causes.
3.2.2 List various degrees of current the human body can tolerate.
3.3 Emergency response
3.3.1 Explain the concept of First Aid and its particular importance to workers in electric and electronic fields
3.3.2 Explain precautions needed in the area of electronics safety
3.4 Fire Safety 3.4.1 Describe the different classes (A, B, C, D, & K) of fires and the type of extinguishers used to fight them.
3.4.2 List applicable governing fire safety regulations NEC® (National Electrical Code) and NFPA® 70 (National Fire Protection Association) 4.0 Electronic Measurement Equipment
4.1 Explain “meter” construction, components and usage
5.0 Electronic Components 5.1 Identify the following electronic components and their usages 5.1.1 Capacitor
5.1.7 Circuit Breakers
5.1.8 Batteries Rev 08-25-12 Direct Current Basics ETA® International EM1 DC Basics 2 © Copyright 2012, ETA® International
6.0 Ohms Law for Electronics
6.1 Summarize Ohms law 6.2 Calculate current, voltage or resistance using Ohms Law'
6.3 Define Joules and Kilowatt-hour as an energy unit
6.4 Describe Watts Law
6.5 Explain the characteristics of DC resistance 7.0 Basic Mathematics for Electronics
7.1 Describe the basic functions of a scientific calculator
7.2 Explain basic algebraic math and its application in DC electronics
7.3 Identify the scientific symbols used in DC electronics
7.4 Convert fixed numbers to scientific notation 7.5 Identify the fundamental and supplementary units that are the bases of the International System of Units (SI)
7.6 Explain the following metric prefixes.
7.6.3 Giga 7.6.4 Mega
7.6.5 kilo 7.6.6 milli 7.6.7 micro 7.6.8 nano 7.6.9 pico 7.7 Demonstrate standard metric conversions.
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The Student Electronics Technician certification is aimed for high school students. It allows high school students and entry level technicians, with minimal training, the opportunity to earn a basic beginners certification. The examination covers a variety of topics including: electrical theory; electronic components; soldering-desoldering and tools; block diagrams-schematics-wiring diagrams; cabling; power supplies; test equipment and measurements; safety precautions; mathematics and formulas; electronic circuits; series and parallel; amplifiers; interfacing of electronics products, digital concepts and circuitry; computer electronics; computer applications; audio & video systems; optical electronics; basic telecommunications; and technician work procedures.
7.8 Explain algebraic equations relevant to DC circuitry. 8.0 Electronic Measurements 8.1 Describe the following electronic measurements and their application to DC electronics: 8.1.1 Current 8.1.2 Voltage 8.1.3 Resistance 8.1.4 Power 9.0 Series Circuits for Electronics 9.1 Explain how a series circuit is used in DC electronic equipment. 9.2 Find total resistance in a series circuit 9.3 Calculate an unknown current, voltage or resistance in a series circuit, using Ohms law. 9.4 Describe Kirchhoff’s voltage law in a series circuit: 10.0 Parallel Circuits for Electronics 10.1 Explain how a parallel circuit is used in DC electronic equipment. 10.2 Solve for total resistance of a parallel circuit 10.3 Apply Kirchhoff’s current law in a parallel circuit 10.4 Calculate current, in a parallel circuit, using the current-divider rule. Rev 08-25-12 Direct Current Basics ETA® International EM1 DC Basics 3 © Copyright 2012, ETA® International 11.0 Series/Parallel Combination Circuits for Electronics 11.1 Describe the basic series/parallel combination circuit 11.2 Calculate current, voltage, and resistance in a combination circuit 11.3 Describe how Thevenin’s theorem is used to simplify an equivalent series/parallel circuit 11.4 Solve for an unknown value in a combination circuit using Kirchoff’s law. 11.5 Define Wheatstone bridge circuit and its usage 11.6 Identify unknown voltages, currents, resistances and power dissipation in a loaded voltage divider circuit. 12.0 Battery Power Supplies 12.1 Describe battery construction 12.2 Describe battery ratings End of DC BASICS Competencies Listing (with 12